Learn Spanish language online games
All Spanish acquisition games are free to use, do not require registration, and are suitable for kids and students of different ages. Designed for use in Spanish classes, as a homework exercise, or as self study resource for independent Spanish learners. Travellers to Spanish countries will find the phrases sections particularly helpful, as well as the numbers games and basic vocabulary sections. The audio and words or phrases used on this website are Castilian Spanish (from Spain). As this website is designed for beginners or lower intermediate Spanish learners, the vocabulary and phrases included in these games will be familiar to all native Spanish speakers. Each Spanish study topic includes word lists with audio for learning the correct (Castilian) Spanish pronunciation, and practice games for testing your learning progress. Choose the Spanish subject you would like to learn, revise the vocabulary and then test your Spanish skills with the interactive quiz.
Why learn Spanish?
Spanish is one of the worlds widest spoken languages, and is essential for everyday communication in Spain and Latin America where many people cannot speak English or other foreign languages well. Spanish is also a relatively easy language to learn with a clear systematic grammar and pronounciation that is easy to understand. As a language derived from Latin, Spanish shares many cognates (similar or identical words) with English. Understanding Spanish makes learning other Romance languages much easier, and Spanish is often understood by Italian or Portuguese speakers. Read the article on the British Councils article 'Spanish: speak the language of 400 million people" for more info on beginning Spanish, and the reasons for learning the Spanish language.
Where is Spanish spoken?
As a first or native language, Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world (after Chinese). As many as 480 million people speak Spanish as a first language, and it is one of the world’s most studied languages in universities and language classes. Spanish is the official language of 21 countries, most of which are in Latin America. Spanish is also an official language of the African country of Equatorial Guinea, and the second most spoken language in the USA. Spanish is one of only six official languages of the UN, and is the third most used language on the internet.
Briefly about the language - history and linguistics
Spanish is a Romance language, and derives from the Vulgar Latin dialects spoken in the Iberian Peninsula during the classical period (Roman Empire). Around three quarters of Spanish vocabulary has its origins in Latin, while Arabic was also quite influential in the development of Spanish during the Middle Ages. Spanish became a major world language with the Spanish colonization of Latin America. Most Latin American countries call the Spanish language ‘español’, but Spain and a few Latin American countries refer to the language as ‘castellano’.
How to learn Spanish
Jump right in! Spanish is an easy language to learn in terms of grammar, promounciation and everyday speaking. Most Spanish speaking countries are known for their friendly and outgoing populations, and people in these countries often have the patience to listen to rudimentary Spanish. As one of the world's most studied languages, there is a huge amount of materials for learning Spanish online and in libraries. A good place to start would be learning the basics of pronounciation and some key phrases, which you can do through our Spanish learning games. Some great and easy to use online materials for learning Spanish can be found on the BBC Spanish portal, and on The Spanish Experiment website. Podcasts are very helpful, and you can listen to these while cleaning the house or waiting in a traffic jam. The Pimsleur method is a long running popular podcast program, and youtube has a wealth of materials for learning Spanish. Kids books can be a fun way to learn Spanish, and there are some dual text publications that are great for beginning to read Spanish.
Where to learn Spanish
The best way to learn a new language is by enrolling on a full imersion program. In such a program you will not only spend a few hours a day in classes, but will also have the possibility of staying with a local Spanish-speaking family. Ecuador and Mexico have long been countries that have attracted Spanish language students from around the world. The cheapest countries for Spanish classes are most likely those in Central America. Guatemala in particular has a large Spanish immersion industry, and is a fun and friendly country to learn, with an accent that is easy to understand . However one should bear safety in mind when choosing a destination to learn Spanish, and some cities in Central America have very high crime rates. The author of this website has studied Spanish in Mexico (Oaxaca), Guatemala (Xela, Antigua, San Pedro), Bolivia (Sucre, La Paz) and Nicaragua (San Juan). The spoken Spanish in these four countries is relatively slow and clear, and hence they are excellent locations to study Spanish. Learning Spanish in countries with thick accents and strong local dialects, such as Chile or Argentina is not recommended unless you wish to spend time in these wonderful places.
Online Spanish learning games include:
Spanish phrases - common and useful phrases for beginners and travelers. Basic communication with the most common salutations and greetings, and phrases for ordering food or asking directions. 2 games - Spanish phrases 1 and Spanish phrases 2.
Colors in Spanish game - 11 words; the most common color vocabulary in the language.
Fruit and vegetables in Spanish game - 15 of the most useful words for Spanish fruit and vegetables in a simple quiz with Castilian audio. For elementary level students and kids.
Food and drinks in the Spanish language game - some of the most useful common food vocabulary with Castilian audio in a simple and colorful quiz designed for kids or school students and children. 15 questions for beginners.
Animals in Spanish game - learn the words for animals and then choose either the game with 17 questions if you are not yet familiar with the vocabulary or the complete 33 question quiz.
Vocabulary quizzes - two games with vocabulary lists and audio, each of which contains 33 Spanish words. Beginners may wish to first take the simpler quiz with 17 words. Choose either Vocabulary game 1 or Vocabulary game 2.
To be and to have - ser y tener. Game to learn these crucial Spanish verbs. Complete the sentence with the correct conjugation.
Verbs game - infinitive form. List of words with Castilian audio and quiz. Learn some of the most useful verbs in the Spanish language.
Days and months in Spanish game - learn the seven days of the week and the 12 months of the year in a simple visual quiz that is suitable for kids and elementary students.
Telling the time in Spanish - in this interactive activity and game you will learn to tell the time on the hour and the minutes past the hour in the Spanish language.
Vocabulary builders - as you begin to acquire more Spanish vocabulary, these two games each offer 48 additional words. Match the Spanish word with the corresponding English word. Vocabulary builder 1 and Vocabulary builder 2.
Words, colors and numbers games - after learning basic vocabulary and the numbers as featured in other games offered on this site, you may wish to try this game, which is an introduction to sentence structure and word order, and the use of adjectives in Spanish. Two games - Words, colors and numbers 1 and Words, colors and numbers 2.
Spanish spelling games - this section currently offers five games for spelling Spanish words; colors, verbs (infinitive form), animals and two vocabulary games.
Mobile and tablet games for Spanish - there are several games with audio on our Spanish for mobile pages including colors, numbers, phrases, animals, vocabulary. If you come to this site with a mobile device you will be automatically redirected to this page.
Other Romance language sections with several language acquisition games and native audio on Digital Dialects include the French games, Italian games, Brazilian Portuguese language games, European Portuguese games and Romanian games sections.
We hope you enjoy our language games! Good luck with learning Spanish!
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